Here Are all the 'Drag Race' Queens Who Won Crowns in 2021
Nine — yes, NINE— queens earned their spots in the 'Drag Race' herstory books in 2021!
With so much Drag Race content happening all the time and all over the world, plenty of deserving queens have also proved their ferocity and have snagged titles of their own!
Here are all the queens who have won Drag Race titles in 2021!
Lawrence won the second season of Drag Race UK in March after besting her fellow finalists Bimini Bon-Boulash, Tayce, and Ellie Diamond. She is also only the second plus-sized winner in the entire Drag Race franchise history, second to Natalia Pliacam of Drag Race Thailand.
After a format change at the beginning of season 13 saw all of the queens immediately start lip syncing for their lives, Symone took home the Drag Race crown back in April after an epic season where she became the first queen ever to survive seven lip syncs on Drag Race with the finale episode! With 4 maxi challenge wins and so many amazing looks, the Arkansas native truly deserved the crown, the scepter, and the $100,000 grand prize!
Another first on this list, New Zealand's Kita Mean took home the first crown ever in June after winning the inaugural season of Drag Race Down Under!
The Sevilla queen became the first-ever winner of Drag Race Espana in May after slaying the season as the first mini-challenge winner, the first queen to win two and three challenges, and having never landed in the bottom two!
Kylie Sonique Love
After first competing on the Drag Race stage during season 2 in 2010, Kylie Sonique Love made her triumphant return to the runway in 2021 to compete in the sixth season of All Stars -- and the wait was worth it! After turning out look after look and winning one challenge and one epic, XTina-themed Lip Sync for Your Legacy, Kylie made Drag Race herstory as the first trans woman in the US franchise to take home the crown, and the second trans woman in the entire international franchise following Drag Race Thailand season 2 winner Angele Anang!
"Everything I had in life, I have to work for, sometimes extra hard. Sometimes I work for things and never got it but I kept going and I'm very proud of everything I have shown you guys," Kylie said in the finale. "I think being crowned tonight will prepare me for the next chapter of my life. I wanna share who I am to the world and I wanna inspire people to live in your truth and don't play down to anyone because we only go round this world one time so make it count."
Vanessa Van Cartier
The drag mother of Drag Race Holland's first season winner Envy Peru, Vanessa Van Cartier is making herstory as the first transgender contestant and winner on the series!
She's also following in the footsteps of other international trans Drag Race greats like Kylie Sonique Love, who won All Stars 6 this year, and Drag Race Thailand's season 2 winner Angele Anang!
After 10 weeks of some fierce competition, 19-year-old queen and Royal Tunbridge Wells native Krystal Versace beat out 11 other queens (including finalists Ella Vaday and Kitty Scott-Claus) to nab the Drag Race UK season three crown, making her the youngest winner ever in the entire history of Drag Race!